Background/Composition: Legendary Montreal garage rock showmen King Khan and Mark Sultan, aka BBQ, have been delighting/seducing/terrifying audiences under one heading or another for two decades.
Warhol wigs, blue Venetian masks, and bodysuits with the nipples cut out — just in case you thought you had a solid grasp on what year it is or what planet you're on or something.
Mind Control: A+
By Khan's undeniable charisma, the crowd was, at one point, charmed into chanting "I eat children, I fuck birds." It was one of those "in the moment"-type things, probably not a story for Monday's watercooler.
The King Khan & BBQ Show's beefs are well known, but on Friday, they seemed to play nice, which is great because they're about to release a new record and that means they'll probably be spending a lot of time together.
It might look all loogies and eff yous and indecent exposure, but even punk rock is in the business of respect. One song went out "to Dan Burke's ear," a little shout out to the legendary promoter who, supposedly, "lost his ear" recently, or so Khan told the crowd. We couldn't confirm by press time.
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